Product focus: Kaeser Aircenter 25 compressor

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Kaeser Compressors has assisted a NSW based printing company in improving its compressed air system by improving its existing systems and buying a new Kaeser Aircenter 25

Bright Print chose to replace an ageing compressor with a new Kaeser Aircenter 25
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The family owned Bright Print Group produces a range of products, from business cards and magazines, to posters, point of sale materials, books and brochures from its purpose-built factory in Wetherill NSW.

The quality compressor is needed for a the production of the products – from the printing presses, laser cutters and guillotines to the laminating and the stitching and trimming machines, compressed air plays a role.

The company has recently expanded its operations by introducing wide format printing, as well as the acquisition of a commercial print and promotional item company. These additions have made the demand for compressed air all the more necessary.

Kaeser managing director Debbie Burgess believes that in order to continue an efficient manufacturing facility the company’s compressed system needed to be addressed.

"We decided to have an audit done so we could better understand what we needed in order to efficiently operate the compressed air system," Burgess says.

The company then invited long-standing compressed air supplier Kaeser Compressors to perform a complete Air Demand Analysis (ADA) on the existing compressed air system that would then be analysed using the Kaeser Energy Savings System (KESS).

The company says that by undergoing the ADA and KESS with Kaeser, they were able to see – in terms of investment and energy costs – what the best options were.

"Kaeser has always delivered the best solution to us, and we are certainly pleased with the final configuration which is already proving to be reliable in operation," Bright says.

An effective compressed air system should provide maximum availability at all times. Particular attention is therefore given to ensure that the system solutions presented are designed to deliver outstanding dependability and performance.

And in Bright’s case, precise data was gathered from the ADA, and then analysed using the KESS in order to simulate system options. As a result, Kaeser was able to present two configurations with an efficiency comparison.

Bright chose to keep its existing Kaeser Aircenter 15 and to replace the ageing and inherited compressor with a new Kaeser Aircenter 25.

The Aircenter units are an all-in-one compressed air system, which incorporate rotary screw compressor, refrigeration dryer and an air receiver all in one.

"At the heart of every Kaeser compressor lies a premium quality Kaeser rotary screw compressor block and energy saving Sigma Profile rotors, which are designed for maximum energy efficiency," Kaeser says.

"The Kaeser Sigma Profile can achieve power savings of up to 15 per cent compared to conventional screw compressor block rotor profiles," the company adds.

This would translate into more compressed air for less energy consumption.

The thanks to the ADA and KESS, Bright has reduced energy costs and considerable environmental benefits.

"With the recent developments to our business that are now taking us into new markets and increasing the depth of services we offer, it was important that we found a compressed air solution that would be able to meet our new requirements now and for the next 5 to 10 years," Burgess says.

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